SEEDS leads several initiatives that provide opportunities for Reed community members to participate in community engagement and social change work.
Established in 2016, the Food Security Initiative aims to alleviate food insecurity at Reed so that every community member can thrive. FSI provides online information about resources on campus and in the Portland community that address food insecurity, while also working with campus partners to address systemic barriers to food security within our community. FSI also provides a centralized physical location, the Reed Community Pantry, where Reed community members can access free food and supplies and learn about additional resources.
On-campus blood drives, open to Reed students, staff, faculty, and the broader Portland community, make it easier to support treatments that could save lives.
SEEDS’ ongoing Collective Voices speaker series brings local organizers to campus to talk about their social change work, discuss pressing local, national, and international issues, and invite members of the Reed community to get involved.